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The Bachelor of Arts in music is for students who want to specialize in music yet still have time to explore the academic offerings of a large liberal arts institution. This degree is also perfect for a student who wishes to combine the study of music with a non-music related field.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

MUSC 189 Music Convocation MUSC 145 Chamber Music: Vocal MUSC 144 Chamber Music: Woodwind MUSC 127 Applied Music: Bassoon MUSC 100 Band: Wind Symphony

Senior Year

MUSC 381 Choral Music Methods and Technology Applications MUSC 283 Percussion Instrument Pedagogy MUSC 183G Chamber Music: Jazz Vocal Ensemble

By the Numbers

Facts and figures that make this major unique:

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education Program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teaching Education and the West Virginia Department of Education.

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